Today I spoke with my mom on the phone, she told me about her visit with my brother Randy. I just sat and listened as she begun to tell me that my brother has decided to give his life to Christ. In spirit I was giving God thanks, because I know my brother better than anyone and for him to even talk about God is only something God could do. I can’t imagine how hard it is to be in prison, but God made me think of Paul. How he was a prisoner and how he endured because of God. So there is no doubt in my heart that my brother wont overcome, if he allows God to guide him. Because its Christ alone who gives us strength to overcome things that we know we can’t.
My mom continued on saying how she even prayed for my dad who just recently had surgery. And how she doesn’t wish bad on him anymore. When a year ago my mom was wishing the worst because it reflected how broken my parents relationship left her. And although I have talked to my mom millions of times, today was the first I heard deliverance. I told my mom how I see God working in her life. And how he is with her. I know it brought my mom joy to hear that my brother has chosen to start his walk, and I know it brings her even more joy to be free of the resentment and anger of her broken bond with my dad. For many years the enemy has used every one of my family members, including myself, to stay clear of God’s path. But nothing compares to being able to recognize God’s work and hands in our lives.
One things God has revealed to me, is he doesn’t leave one prayer or concern unanswered, when it is brought to him. he has also showed me that we must never doubt that he will or can do something about it. We just need to be able to recognize when he does answer you. Prayers aren’t always answered the way you would think, but they are always answered the way they are needed to. In this 30 minute conversation with my mom, God showed me so many things. 1). He hears us when we pray to him. 2). I can trust him with things that weigh heavy on my heart. 3). That he is working around the clock for us individually and as a whole. But can we see it? And lastly 4). God is a god who is faithful to his promises. He strengthens my faith daily.
God can do anything, and He uses us all for his glory and honor. Which he is so clearly worthy of. God also showed me that We all work together to reflect his glory. So what I’m getting to is this,”Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.” Philippians 4:6. And 2nd recognize when he answers you. Thank him for acknowledging you, even if it’s not what you wanted. Because only he knows why he answered it the way he did. But just remember “Pray without ceasing. In everything give thanks; for this is the of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.” 1 Thess 5:17-18
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Thank you Jesus! For all that you do for me and my family. He dose answer prayers and I’m so thankful for the gift of discernment that God has given me. As I was sitting there waiting to see him. I felt what I call an anxiety attack coming on, and I was overcome with fear and tears started running down my face. So I started praying and asking God for help, right there at the jail I prayed that I didn’t want to cry anymore. I didn’t want Randy to see me crying. cause I wanted to encourage him, I always preach to him about keeping the faith but didn’t really have the faith at that time. So, as I sat there and prayed there was a woman visiting her brother she was with her mom. His mom anyway and as I was asking God to give me the words to be able to talk to Randy and encourage him. I heard the lady talking to her brother saying something about having faith. She was speaking in Spanish so I had to be extra nosey, lol another gift from God. JK. anyway she told him to read the bible to read psalms 91. and she had it memorized. so as she was literally telling her brother Psalms 91 word for word. I only caught a few of words hear and there. So when Randy came out I started in on him again as I always do. He spoke to me about how he didn’t feel worthy to receive god because of all the things that he’s done. And then it happened. I just started telling him that; we serve a awesome God, and how right now it may look like his life is falling apart. But God was really putting his life into place. He said that he had accepted God. he said that he wants to to follow God and I told him you are going to follow god. Because me and my church in Georgetown, my daughters, my church in corpus, my daughters church in Austin were all praying for him. I told him we serve a faithful god. who promises me the desires of my heart. I told him to ask God and he will answer. he might not answer right now but he will answer. I told him how the problem with us the world right now was that were are always waiting for some kind of sign. I told him if you read the bible you will see the signs he will teach you how to listen for his messages. I am a person that really believes that everyday he sends us messages throughout the day. so as I stared telling him about the woman talking to the brother and how the mom was so sad for her son being there, I told him we are all worthy to receive Jesus Christ that’s why he died for us so we can be set free. I also told him that Jesus died for the sinners like he and I and that, only cause he’s in there and I’m out here that dosen’t make me less of a sinner. I told him why would a doctor come to visit some one who wasn’t sick. Jesus died for us the sinners not the righteous. don’t wait for a sign. have faith that everything bad works out for good. we had such a great visit we laughed and carried on like if we weren’t even there in that ugly place I had a peace in my heart that only god could give me. And for the first time in 31 years we finally had a conversation like a mom and son. I’m so grateful to god for all that he’s is doing in our lives and to you my Poohbear for always be my confident in Christ.